The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities
is a cultural oasis, a wisp of the Mediterranean region with its rich culture, aesthetics, traditions, exciting atmosphere, food and drink. It is a cultural crossroads where eras, places, religions and cultures meld and meet in constantly changing constellations.
The museum is located on Fredsgatan 2 near Gustav Adolfs torg in central Stockholm.
The collections comprise 13 500 archaeological artefacts from Cyprus, 17 500 from Egypt, 6 000 from Rome and Greece and 500 from the Islamic world. In recent years an active effort to supplement the Islamic collection has been initiated.
The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is the result of joining two already existing museums into one in 1954 â the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (founded privately in 1928) and the Cyprus Collections (initially the result of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1927-31). In 1976 the museum was incorporated into the Central Board of National Antiquities and the National Historical Museums and since 1982 has used former bank facilities near the Gustav Adolfs torg square.
Formally, its subject library is a deposition by the Central Board. Its collections also include large artefact depositions from the Nationalmuseum and the Museum of National Antiquities. The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities also carries out care and registration of pictorial material, pedagogic activity, research and various types of publication.
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